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TR Fire Grill

If you're looking for some hearty, robust examples of American cuisine, TR Fire Grill will get you all fired up for a delicious meal.

by / Published: 27 Dec 2017

TR Fire Grill
Photo: TR Fire Grill

Burgers, ribs, pancakes and dishes we consider hallmarks of American cuisine are easy to find in restaurants in some form, but eateries dedicated to the American style of cooking are surprisingly much rarer.

That’s why the brand new TR Fire Grill is a welcome addition to Kuala Lumpur’s culinary scene, brought in from Florida, USA by the same people who own and operate Tony Roma’s here.

Warm wood furniture and soft mood lighting present an elegant façade that’s smart enough for client lunches yet romantic enough for dinner dates. Floor-length glass windows at the back flood the interior with natural light and offer a view of the busy KL streets below. There’s even a cigar lounge at the back, complete with premium cigars for sale.

Photo: TR Fire Grill

On our visit, we begin with the oven baked pizza dip – a deliciously sinful sharing dish. It’s hard not to warm up to melted cheese and beef pepperoni on crispy garlic foccacia bread, but it’s obviously meant for a group.

A two-person alternative would be the ribeye steak tacos; you get one each and the tender, flavourful meat complements the avocado and Korean sauce well.

I’m already half full when my oven-roasted half chicken – a house favourite – arrives, but I give it my best effort because it’s just that good. Flavoured with a lemon spice rub, the flesh is succulent and juicy, tasty on its own but even better with a spoonful of pumpkin basmati rice.

My partner decides on an American signature: an impressive double decker of chicken and waffles. The crunchy crust of the chicken gives way to juicy, tender meat, and the fluffy waffles are made with leeks, cheese and chicken bacon dust for extra savoury flavour. A drizzle of sweet agave syrup transforms it into indulgence personified. While delicious, I highly recommend sharing as the strong flavours can be overwhelming in such sizable portions.

Photo: TR Fire Grill

If you somehow still have room for dessert, the Chocolate Mayhem is best for true chocolate indulgence with chocolate cake, coffee and chocolate ice creams and assorted sauces, creams and espresso beans.

It’s the unassuming seared lemon pound cake, however, that proves the surprise of the night as the citrusy flavour of the buttery cake harmonises well with the blueberries and vanilla ice cream.

Overall, TR Fire Grill’s prices are very reasonable for those seeking a hearty, lovingly-made American meal in a sophisticated setting. Consider yourself warned, however: come hungry, and come in numbers!

Details

Address: Lot 6.01.06, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2110 0944
Website: www.trfiregrill.com.my

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